Upstart 50 Creative: Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti, Co-founders at Megabots

For decades, the creators of movies, comic books and video games have dreamed up a future where giant robots engage in combat. Inspired by their childhood fandom and aided by extensive expertise in robotics, Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti decided to make that fantasy a reality. Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2017-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Creative Industries Federation calls on government to help creative businesses survive

The UK's self-employed creative workforce will be "hit hard", according to the Creative Industries Federation, raising concerns the Chancellor's measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak "fall short of guaranteeing these workers’ income".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 05:26:17 UTC ]
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Area man attempts to sell self-published book to 50 bookstores in 50 days, learns lesson along the way.

As reported in The Republic, Columbus, Ohio’s Mason Engel had already tried to get his self-published reboot of Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984, into the hands of New York literary agents—like, right into their actual hands. After reaching number one in Amazon’s dystopian fiction category,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-25 15:11:55 UTC ]
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Creative England to merge with Creative Industries Federation

The Creative Industries Federation is uniting with Creative England to become one organisation, officially launching in spring 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-24 20:42:14 UTC ]
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Lightning strikes 50:50 deals

A new publishing model has launched, offering authors a 50% share of revenue on book sales.  Lightning Books, the fiction imprint of the newly created Eyestorm Media, operates a co-publishing model. It was founded by Eye Books owner Dan Hiscocks, a former director of the Independent Publishers’... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Fox’s Maria Bartiromo Follows Everyone From Matt Damon to Matt Drudge on Twitter

Specs Who Maria Bartiromo Claim to fame: Global markets editor, Fox Business Network; host of Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business (weekdays at 9 a.m. ET) and Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo on Fox News (Sundays at 10 a.m. ET) Base New York What’s the first information... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Barnes & Noble Huge 50% Off Sale

The annual Barnes & Noble sale is underway and offering 50% off some of the most popular books this year. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Augusten Burroughs wants to help you process your trauma through writing (for $50,000).

If you have unprocessed trauma, $50,000, and a sense of adventure when it comes to your mental health, a new “wellness recovery program” created by Augusten Burroughs—author of the best-selling memoir Running With Scissors—may be right up your alley. The week-long program, called Focus-Directed... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Birthright Founder Works Toward a Jewish Pride Movement

The founder of the controversial non-profit Birthright Israel discusses the future of Jewish life, ways to foster it, and his new book, ‘Jewish Pride’ (Post Hill, Sept. 13). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals under $50

You're not wrong to look for big-ticket gadgets to go on sale during Amazon Prime Day. Plenty of popular devices are down to record-low prices, and you should grab them before their prices go back up after Prime Day ends. But maybe you're on the hunt for even more affordable things, or useful... Continue reading at Engadget

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Marcus Rashford Book Club to give away 50,000 books this summer

Initiative led by the footballer will distribute copies of his own children’s adventure book to young readers with little access to readingFootballer Marcus Rashford’s debut children’s book will be given to 50,000 children this summer as part of an initiative by his book club.The Marcus... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A generous exploration of creativity that embraces its mysteries

Journalist Matt Richtel doesn't have all the answers about the creative process — and that's a good thing. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In England, Costa Book Awards Is Closing After 50 Years

Taking many in the British publishing community by surprise, Costa Book Awards is discontinuing its long-running program. The post In England, Costa Book Awards Is Closing After 50 Years appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Costa book awards scrapped suddenly after 50 years

Coffee company announces ‘difficult decision’ to end the prizes, sparking a chorus of disappointment across the books industryThe Costa book awards, after running for half a century, have been abruptly scrapped. The coffee shop chain has said the 2021 awards, which were announced in February... Continue reading at The Guardian

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After 50 years, the Costa Book Awards are over.

The Costa Book Awards, which was founded in 1971 and known as the Whitbread Book Awards until 2005, is no more. Today, Costa Coffee announced that the 2021 Costa Book Awards, held in February 2022, would be the last iteration of the prizes. “We are incredibly proud to have played a part in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Cumberland House Founder Ron Pitkin Dies at 79

Pitkin, who founded the Nashville-based publisher Cumberland House and co-founded Rutledge Hill Press, died April 6. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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After publisher pulls book by white professor on 'trap feminism,' founder speaks out

A Christian publishing house pulled a book after an online backlash questioned why a white academic was discussing Black feminism. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Alan J. Hruska, a Founder of Soho Press, Dies at 88

A litigator for 44 years, he was also a novelist; a writer, director and producer of plays and films; and helped establish the independent publishing house Soho Press. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Save $50 on Amazon’s kid-friendly Kindle e-readers, today only

Amazon makes child-friendly versions of its popular Kindle e-readers, and today only, you can get them for a whole lot less than usual. The regular Kindle Kids is $60 down from $110, and the Kindle Paperwhite Kids is $110 instead of $160. Both Kindle devices are at their all-time low prices.... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2022-03-04 15:07:26 UTC ]
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Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite Kids is $50 off for today only

This might be a good time to buy an e-reader and foster your child's love of reading. Amazon is selling the Kindle Paperwhite Kids for $110 as part of a one-day-only sale, or a full $50 below the usual price. The standard Kindle Kids is also on sale for today at $60 with a similar $50 discount.... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-03-04 14:15:59 UTC ]
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